Paul’s Deliverance and Christ’s Glory—Philippians 1:19-20
August 25th, 2019

Introduction

Paul turns to the question that’s kind of the elephant in the room: “_________ __________ ____________ ____________ __________ __________ _______________?”

Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Yes, and I will rejoice

Yes, and I will rejoice,

Now Paul links the rejoicing in the Gospel, to his ____________________ in his current imprisonment.

For I know

This confidence in God is what gives Paul joy.

___________ despite _____________________ is one of the themes of Philippians.

for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Provision not Prophecy

Paul says in verse 19 that he knows how his imprisonment is going to turn out, yet we find out later that he doesn’t know whether he’s going to _________ or _________!

Provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Paul’s sees the Holy Spirit at work in ______ ________ ___________ during his imprisonment.

according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

Earnest expectation and hope

Paul dealt squarely with his ___________________________, with the situation he was in.

But Paul dealt with it, not through worrying about it, but through _____________.

Earnest Expectation

Paul is not talking about _______________ here when he says Earnest Expectation.

Paul’s been praying, knowing that it’s God’s will, and that he can therefore ______________ that God will deliver.

Hope

Paul’s __________ comes from the Lord.

That I will not be put to shame in anything

Paul’s biggest concern is whether he is going to give the __________ ______________ of the Gospel possible in front of Cesar Nero!

With all boldness

Paul wants to represent Christ with ________ _______________ in front of Cesar.

Christ, now and always exalted

Paul’s number one goal was that ____________ be ______________ in his life.

Life or death

In life, Paul wants Christ to be exalted in his ___________________ ___________, so that people see Christ in him.

In death, Paul wants to emulate Christ who gave his life so we could be saved, and of _______________, who he’d seen give his life for the witness of Jesus.





What’s My Motivation? Philippians 1:15-18
August 18th, 2019

Introduction

Paul was concerned about the __________ of these circumstances. Paul wanted to tell the Philippians that he’d learned to see his circumstances in a new light.

Because Paul chose to ____________ his unjust treatment

Paul wanted them to know that God was using Paul’s very unjust _______________ as a witness for Him.

Two classes of preacher, two motivations

Both groups are preaching __________.

Their __________________ are different.

Some preach from ________ and __________

In Gal 5:19-21 Paul describes the __________ of the flesh

In Romans 1:28-29 Paul describes the heart of those who do not __________________ God.

Some preach from _________ ________

This group’s __________________ is right.

Ministry-No place for wrong motives

__________________ from worldly motives has no place in the ministry.

____________ ____________ has no place in the ministry.

This motivation _____________ Paul

They were _____________ to distress Paul

Paul couldn’t go out and demonstrate a defense of the gospel from pure motives because of his _____________________.

Speaking the Word of God without fear of man is _____________ in Christ. Speaking the Word of God without fear of God is _______________.

Rejoice-Christ is proclaimed!

What is Paul’s ________ _______ _______________ for the Philippians, and for us?

____________ our motivations

God will use a ______________ to speak his word, if no-one else is available.

We ______________ whenever the gospel is proclaimed.





Paul’s Chains Further The Gospel – Philippians 1:12-14
August 11th, 2019

Paul’s Testimony to the Philippians

Paul wanted his brothers and sisters to of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [j]praetorian guard and to everyone else,know that what he was going through had a ____________.

Paul wants to tell them to change their _____________ on _______ circumstances, and _________ circumstances

Circumstances

Journey to Rome

Paul was delivered to Julius, “a ______________ of the Augustan Regiment (acts 27:1). They sailed from Crete and encountered a _________ ___________.

They shipwrecked on Melita (Malta), where Paul was bit by a venomous ________.

God was preparing Paul to see his ________________ in a new light.

Imprisonment in Rome

________________ in one form or another will come to us as children of God.

Even suffering for doing the ________ _________ is going to happen.

In trials we have the ______________ to find favor with God.

God has a way of bringing _________ from _________.

Maybe yes, maybe no? No we know

Romans 8:28 28 And we know that [a]God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Why could he write this? Because he had _________ it.

We __________ to trust in God’s promises by faith.

Purpose

We must get our eyes off of our ________ and focus them on ___________. Having the right ______________ in trials makes all the difference.

Paul’s Passion

To advance the Gospel is the ____________ of Paul’s life.

In the first imprisonment of Paul, he not only wrote Philippians, but wrote __________, _____________ and _____________ as well!

Paul was also able to have evangelistic meetings with the leaders of the ____________ community and no lack of visitors.

13 so that my [i]imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [j]praetorian guard and to everyone else,

Paul wants the Philippians to know that it has become obvious to anyone and everyone who has any association with him that his ________________ has only to do with his personal identification with Christ.

Paul’s witness became known throughout the whole Praetorian Guard, and many were saved in _____________ household.

People __________ _______ when they know that we’re undergoing suffering.

But when we demonstrate a __________ _________, It gives us an _______________ to share Jesus

14 and that most of the [k]brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my [l]imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.

The Christian community of Rome to speak the word of God without __________.

Paul was being used by God not only in his chains, but ______________ of his chains

This furtherance of the gospel is everything for Paul, and it should be _____________ for us.